Entertainment behind the scenes
(Writing and Reporting by Ellen Wulfhorst)
Pouring rain dampened the glitz, glamor and gab on the Tony Awards’ red carpet Sunday in New York. No tents or tarps were set up over the street where stars of Broadway and Hollywood arrived for U.S. theatre’s biggest night in their formal gowns and tuxes, dripping in diamonds and, well, H2O.
Celebrities and their media counterparts huddled under umbrellas. There was more than a little grumbling. But as they say on Broadway, on with the show! And for one, Scarlett Johansson was all smiles. “All of us knew there was going to be rain. For some reason nobody else did,” she said. “You just bring a giant umbrella and have a gorgeous man carry it.”
Lucky ScarJo, she’s got a man with an umbrella. And even luckier, once inside Johansson was one of the early winners, taking home a Tony for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for her role in “A View from the Bridge.”